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The Aldrich Family 97 Eps




(97 Episodes) THE BEST sitcom BY FAR!!
"The Aldrich Family" is one of those really GREAT and TIMELESS Old Time Radio sitcoms that make you laugh every time you listen to it. The main characters (created by Clifford Goldsmith) never age. Henry Aldrich (portrayed by Ezra Stone, Vic Jones and Bobby Ellis) is one of those types of teenagers everyone has met at sometime during life, as is his best buddy, Homer Brown (Jackie Kelk, Jack Grimes, Johnny Fieldler).

More characters: Mary (Henry's sister); Alice and Sam Aldrich (his parents, played by House Jamieson, Katherine Ross and Barbara Robbins); Aunt Harriet; Dizzy & Herbert (Henry's buddies); Joe Graham (Mary's boyfriend); Homer's girlfriend (Agnes - May 1949). Henry's girlfriends: Constance Marshall , Barbara Pearson (Oct 1939, played by Betty Field); Nancy Adams (Sep 1940), Eleanore Wentworth (Oct 1941), Cynthia (May 1948), Kathleen(Jan 1949), Gladys (Apr 1949).

The words: "Hen - Reeeeeeeeeey! HEN - REEEEY ALD - rich!!!! - "COM - miiiiing Moth - er!!"... immediatly bring to mind a pimply-faced, squeaky-voiced teenage boy - the junior high school science nerd. ... the boy who wants to be everyone's best friend ... so, he generally ends up with a whole heap of people upset with him over something he has done, to make that happen. The scene opens ....
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Reviews

Reviewer: Spelvin - - August 10, 2012
Subject: Genesis of Henry Aldrich
It might have started on the radio on the Kate Smith show, but the real birth of The Aldrich Family was a Broadway play of 1938 called WHAT A LIFE! by Clifford Goldsmith.

That was the basis for the radio series.

There was then a movie version of the play, followed by a series of movies.

Like so many other radio shows, there was a television version in the early Fifties.

During the radio-TV years, there was even a Dell comic book, called "Henry Aldrich Comics."

There aren't many things in history that can lay claim to having appeared in that many media, so it must have had something going for it.
Reviewer: pickin6 - - August 8, 2012
Subject: Great campy entertainment.
Great campy entertainment. I LOVE these ol' Aldrich Family radio shows, they take me back to the good ol' days.
Reviewer: EasyAceMCMLV - - May 13, 2012
Subject: The Kate Smith Connection
robertsradio---Yes, Kate Smith first presented the Aldriches.

I've never forgiven Kate Smith for that.

(Sorry---I never could wrap around an adenoidal teenager who sounded like he didn't have two brain cells to rub together on his best days, or his mother sounding old enough to be his grandmother . . .)
Reviewer: robertsradio - - March 9, 2012
Subject: A Great Collection
It's Great to find this many episodes of The Aldrich Family. I've wondered if the show first originated on the Kate Smith Hour, does anyone know?
Reviewer: wolski888 - - March 6, 2012
Subject: The Best Comedy Radio Show I've ever seen.
Great to see it free here. And to think people charge others to download these on other websites.

Let me share you the story on how I got to listening to this. My brother and I were sitting in the car waiting for our father. The car was new and came with a free 1 month XM radio subscription. So we could listen to anything. One station had old radio shows in the 40's so we tried listening to anything that was interesting. And what do you know, we were listening to The Aldrich Family. And loved it. I mostly only like the ones starring Ezra Stone, and Jackie Kelk, and the original Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich. It is not the same without that cast. Thanks for the downloads! Anyone know if there are any more different ones? :D
Reviewer: wildcatherder - - January 11, 2012
Subject: "High School Madness"
The Aldrich Family are the ones lovingly parodies by The Firesign Theater in their album "How Can You Be in Two Places at Once..."
Reviewer: DEF GP - - December 29, 2010
Subject: Subject: Aldrich Family Dec 01 2010
I hear you; good clean fun enjoyment.
Reviewer: lovesolmovradsho - - December 1, 2010
Subject: Aldrich Family
Love this family. In fact. Love All the old radio movie family stuff.Beats modern TV any day.
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